Situated in Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island, British
Columbia, Canada. Our company Karscot Distributors© was
established in the fall of 1993. Initially our primary products were educational resources for
schools and home educators. As you move through our website you will see that some of our products
are still geared to children and to education.
It wasn't too long before we branched into the inflatable Amusement ride industry, importing,
selling, and exporting amusement equipment as well as renting amusement rides. Now that we had
a rental division we had to establish a name that our clients could relate to therefore in 1997 we
changed our name to the double barreled name of Karscot Distributors / Fun Zone© which properly reflects the diverse nature of our business and our
products, and services.
Since our inception we have added sterling silver, gold
chains, and other jewelry. As well as a variety of gift products that include watches, novelties,
board games, videos, toys etc. As we progress through 2005 and beyond you will see the addition of
other unique products. Because we wholesale products we are in a position to offer sourcing
services to retail vendors. If there is a particular product that you are looking for just ask us
we may be able to source it for you.
Our products are sold primarily around Canada, and
the United States, and as far away as Macau in Asia, Bermuda, Northern Ireland, Scotland,
Philippines, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, and Brazil to name but a few. We have many
satisfied customers that we would be happy to refer you to. Please ask.
We attempt to provide new, and unique products. That are
of the best quality, at a competitive price. Whenever, and wherever possible we like to deal
with Canadian, US, or European manufacturers. However, that is not always possible and sometimes we
must have products made in China. In those instances we pay the manufacturers asked price,
unlike some of the huge box stores who drive down the price of manufactured goods to the extent
that the manufacturer cuts cost by reducing pay and or firing workers and having less
workers doing the same amount of work, or by compromising the quality of the products.
Because we are always on the look out for new and
innovative products, if you are an inventor or manufacturer that has a product or an idea for
a product by all means please contact us we may be able to help you market your
Customer service is of paramount importance to us. We
endeavor to respond quickly to your requests. When we receive your email, or phone call. Under
normal circumstances you can expect a reply either that day or within 24 hours. Please be aware
that we are located in a Pacific time zone, therefore our day starts at 8am. PST. That means for
you folk in New York or Florida. We are just starting our day when you are having lunch. If you
call us before that time you most likely will get our voice mail.
We make every effort to purchase products from reputable
manufacturers. In some cases we use the product images of our supplying manufacturers, we
attempt sell only products that do not infringe copyright, as well as show images that do not
infringe on the copyright of others. However, we cannot control manufacturers claims especially
manufacturers in other countries.
If you are the owner of a copyright and you see incidence
of it on our website or in any of our advertising, please contact us with your claim and associated
proof and we will immediately take steps to correct the status.
We value our customers, and we respect their privacy. We assure you that we will not knowingly give
out personal or confidential information to any person or entity unless you instruct us in writing
to do so. Nor will we give out or sell to any third party, or entity, your email, phone, or
other contact information.
Secure purchasing online:
Most purchases off our website can be performed using the Paypal buttons. Paypal is a third party
service that transacts online transactions for more than ten million customers. By using Paypal you
know that your transaction, and your personal information is safe. Also Paypal uses SSL (Secured
Socket Layer) technology. Which encrypts your information when you make purchases using credit card
or other such payment methods. When you click on the Paypal button found on our website you will be
taken to the secure form page. When you shop on the internet ALWAYS look for the 'Secure' site
indicators. You can check this by looking in the location bar of your browser. All secure
ordering sites will have the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or web address as it is commonly
referred to with the following at the beginning https the 'S' is the indication that
the page is a secure page. Normally before you are transferred to a secure page a drop down
warning will appear advising you that you are being transported to a secure page.
Another way to tell if a page is secure is to look to the
left corner of your browser (Netscape) if the page is secure you will see a padlock image that will
be in the locked position and highlighted. In a non-secured page this padlock icon will appear as
an open padlock, and it will not be highlighted.
You can join Paypal here it's free, quick, and easy
to s www.paypal.com
Shopping via the World Wide Web can be both fun,
and rewarding. However, as with shopping offline it can also be costly and risky from a financial
point of view. To avoid being a victim of internet fraud there are certain steps that you can take
to protect yourself. Here are a few suggestions that may be helpful:
1) Never deal with a company that uses a box number
for an address.
2) Before you purchase any products (particularly
high ticket products) from a website. Contact the principle owners of the company. Make sure
you have ALL their contact information. Ask how long they have been in business. Ask for the phone
number of the town or municipal office that issued their license. Phone the licensing office and
ask how long the company has been in business. Ask for the name of their ISP (Internet Service
Provider) Ask for referrals of people who have purchased from them, and follow up with
3) Never give out any information to anyone
until you are satisfied that they are who they claim to be, they are a legally established company,
they have been around for what you deem to be a reasonable period of time, you have
all of their contact information, and the information that you send is not going to be
compromised, or possibly intercepted by a third party, and you are confident that the recipient is
going to respect your confidentiality.
4) Wherever possible use a third party purchasing
method like PayPal, or Verisign etc. When you use one of these types of service usually there is no
fee to you. Also the person or company you are purchasing from does not get access to
your credit card information, which offers a reasonable degree of protection. There are many such
services on the internet check out sites like Ebay and see what they are using. In some
instances especially on high priced items vendors will not accept credit cards or Paypal because
the high merchant fees they must pay, in those instances they may require bank wire's which are
fine with legitimate companies, but do you homework BEFORE you transact.
Remember at the end of the day there are no guarantees in
life. Caution is the watchword and the old adage is as true on the internet as in everyday life
'If it sounds to good to be true, then the chances are overwhelming that